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Arthritis from Hardware Following a Femur Fracture

As people age, their body slows down and changes in certain ways. One of the most common problems that impact the elderly is called arthritis. Unfortunately, arthritis is not only a disease of the elderly. It can also impact people who have suffered premature joint damage. This could occur following a femur fracture that someone may have experienced in an auto accident. According to statistics regarding California drivers that were published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

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Clavicle Fractures from Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Fractures to the clavicle are among some of the most common injuries to the upper body sustained in car accidents. These fractures can happen fairly easily yet can have serious consequences. With a traumatic injury such as a clavicle fracture, there are a few things to know so that you can get help quickly following an accident.

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Floating Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Car accidents or other high impact collisions can cause what is called a  floating shoulder or elbow injury. This is a severe fracture that leaves the bone dislocated making the joint look like it is completely unattached and appears to be “floating.” If you’ve been in an accident and are experiencing pain, call your doctor and then call a personal injury lawyer.

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Scapula Fractures Following Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Bone Fracture Lawyer. A common traumatic injury after a car accident or motorcycle accident is bone fractures. Fractures of the scapula, or more commonly known as the shoulder blade, are not very common since it takes a considerable amount of force or high-energy impact to break this bone. Following an automobile accident if you are seriously injured with a fracture of the scapula there is valuable information below for you to read about this traumatic injury.

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Compartment Syndrome

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Compartment syndrome is a common complication from serious injuries and can have devastating consequences if diagnosis is delayed. Compartment syndrome is possible in most compartments of the body but most common in the extremities such as the arms, legs, forearms and hands. The forearms and hands have more compartments to be affected following trauma or injury such as bone fractures. If any acute swelling occurs in the area this is your first possible sign of having compartment syndrome.

Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

I’m Edward Smith, a car crash lawyer in Sacramento. A car crashed into a concrete barrier and hit a construction worker on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The crash happened along Interstate 80 in Sacramento. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) the crash occurred at around 4:30 a.m. in the Across the Top construction zone near El Camino Avenue. We have embedded a Youtube video of the accident below.

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Pediatric Trauma

Ed Smith is one of the top rated personal injury lawyers in Sacramento. Pediatric trauma is the leading cause of death among children and the leading cause of disability.  The principles of trauma care are the same in children as with adults but there are very big differences in the physiology of children that mean they are treated somewhat differently than adults.  Children have different patterns and causes of injury depending on age.  For this reason, there is a need for pediatric trauma centers apart from trauma centers dealing with adults.

Children’s injuries usually come from rapid acceleration and deceleration injuries, such as is seen in motor vehicle accidents.  Accidents around the home, falls, and bicycle injuries are also major causes of pediatric trauma.

Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Injured Child

Simultaneous assessment and resuscitation happen in children who are injured in the same way as it is done in adults.  Multiple organ injuries are more common in kids so it is better to assume that every organ is injured until proven otherwise. Continue reading ›

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Tibial Plateau Fractures

Ed Smith is a Sacramento Bone Fracture Lawyer. The tibial plateau is the top flat surface of the tibia, which is one of the two long bones in the lower leg. Tibial plateau fractures are more common in the elderly, accounting for 8 percent of all fractures in the elderly population.  There can be fractures of the medial or lateral plateau of the tibia, with lateral tibial plateau fractures being more often isolated fracture when compared to medial plateau fractures.  About 1-3 percent of these fractures are considered open fractures.